NOAA Inouye

NOAA Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center, Honolulu

Nature inspired the transformation of twin World War II-era airplane hangars in Hawaii into a high-performance office headquarters. The hangars, which narrowly escaped destruction in the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, have recently been reimagined, stripped to their bones, restored, and linked by a new steel-and-glass pavilion to create a high-tech, environmentally sensitive research, educational and office campus.

NOAA Daniel K. Inouye Regional Center

Large open-plan bioscience and marine research labs are designed to promote interdisciplinary collaboration among NOAA researchers and scholars from around the world. NOAA’s new Pacific Region headquarters consolidates 715 agency employees from 15 NOAA offices spread across Oahu. This 350,000…